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Agribusiness, Small-Cap Stocks and 2023 Rock Albums

By:James Melton

A weekly look inside Luckbox magazine

Fresh opportunities in the agribusiness sector

The prices of several key agricultural commodities have weakened dramatically in recent months. Wheat prices, for example, have dipped toward a three-year low, dropping down to $5.40/bushel in autumn 2023, from above $14.00/bushel in 2022.

The VanEck Agribusiness ETF (MOO) may be poised to rebound in the coming months, especially if the global economy expands at a faster pace than expected in 2024. Read the whole story.

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2024 is poised to be good for small-cap stocks

Small-cap stocks have underperformed their large cap peers in 2023, but shifting expectations for the economy have improved the outlook for this niche heading into 2024. It appears the Federal Reserve has finished raising interest rates. On top of that, it also appears the risk of a 2024 recession is abating.

Historically, recessions have been like kryptonite for small-cap stocks because the companies that issue them don’t have the resources to withstand periods of slowing (or negative) sales growth. But if a severe recession is off the table, the potential upside for small cap stocks in 2024 has shifted dramatically.

With the small cap universe currently trading at depressed levels relative to large caps, investors and traders should arguably give this niche a closer look heading into the new trading year. Read whole story.

Here’s what rocked in 2023

Another year of music is almost over. The Rockhound counts down her favorite rock albums of the year, with a look at offerings from Blink-182, Shakey Graves, Caroline Rose, Slow Pulp and Ratboys. Read the whole story.

Slow Pulp Yard Album Artwork
Slow Pulp's 'Yard' cover art

Will AI help foster a new era of wellbeing?

Artificial intelligence helps researchers recognize, understand and exploit plant-based bioactive chemicals that promote human health and longevity. Some call it “food as medicine,” and it may be the biggest dietary news since the discovery of vitamins.

Twenty years ago, the consensus at a meeting of the Phytochemical Society of America was that there were about 50,000 phytochemical compounds in all of nature, and only a few would qualify as bioactives. Today, researchers estimate the plant kingdom may produce upward of 10 million phytochemical compounds, That’s thanks partly to the computational power of artificial intelligence. Read the whole story.

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James Melton is managing editor of Luckbox magazine.

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